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Can a Fiber Laser Engrave Wood?

Fiber vs CO2 Laser on Wood
by Joshua Christley
If you’re looking for a powerful technology that can be used to create clean, fast, high-contrast permanent marks for identification and traceability, fiber laser engraving machines are the way to go. But can a fiber laser engrave wood? Read more

Manufacturers' Tips to Avoid the Dangers of Counterfeit Products

Spot counterfeit products
by MECCO
Counterfeit products have become a major problem – for manufacturers and consumers alike. Read these tips on how to spot a fake as a shopper and gain ideas on how you can reduce the risk of counterfeiting as a manufacturer. Read more

Inspiring Tomorrow’s STEM Professionals

STEM Students Touring MECCO
by MECCO
STEM is a great way to foster a student’s curiosity about the world and how things work. Our employees got to spend an afternoon with a group of extraordinary young women, opening their eyes to new opportunities and, of course, having fun with some really cool laser and dot peen marking machines! Read more

I Can Use a Laser Marking Machine for That?

Can a marking laser be used for other applications
by Joshua Christley
If you’ve ever wondered, “Can a marking laser machine be used for other applications?” you may be surprised to discover just how versatile this technology can be. Read more

3 Successful Traceability Solutions You Can Learn From

3 Successful Traceability Solutions
by Ian Conaway
Finding and partnering with a supplier that has experience building complete solutions means that you also benefit from their experience for your speed to implementation. Here are three real-life examples of engineered solutions that manufacturers invested in. Read more
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5 Big Auto Trends You Need to Prepare For

5 Big Auto Trends You Need to Prepare For
by Dave Sweet
The automotive industry is in the midst of big changes, from technology advances to evolving consumer preferences to tighter regulations. This transition is shifting the traditional business model, and the interconnected effects will touch every part of the automotive supply chain. Read more

6 Ways Laser Marking Will Save You Time and Money

6 Ways Laser Marking Will Save You Time and Money
by Scott Cunningham
Today’s marking and engraving technology makes it easier to track parts through the manufacturing process and trace them back to their origin. Time is money, and the benefits of laser marking can help you put more of that money to your bottom line. Read more

3 Traceability Must-Haves for Wheel Manufacturers

3 Traceability Must-Haves for Wheel Manufacturers
by Ian Conaway
Wheel manufacturers have a unique challenge: Effectively marking parts with a unique identifier, while still fulfilling your need to continually improve operational efficiency. A track and trace solution can save you time and money -- if you know the requirements. Read more

Is Hybrid Laser Technology Right For Me?

Is hybrid laser technology right for me?
by Joshua Christley
We wanted to know if hybrid laser technology was worth the investment. What we found was that the answer depends on what you’re willing to sacrifice to get all of the said benefits in one laser. Like anything, there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Read more

Inside Hybrid S-MOPA Lasers (And Benefit Claims)

Inside look at hybrid laser technology
by Joshua Christley
We did the research. Now you can see what's really behind hybrid laser hype and it's benefit claims. Read more
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What is Hybrid Laser Technology?

What is hybrid laser technology?
by Joshua Christley
You may have heard the term hybrid laser used to describe silicon lasers or laser arc welders in the semi-conductor industry. What is it? What are its benefits? And how can it be used in traceability? Read more

Combat Counterfeiting with Innovative Marking & Traceability

Anti-counterfeiting with direct part marking and 2DMI
by Scott Cunningham
How can OEMs find a solution to beat counterfeit and grey market channels at their own game? For an increasing number of companies, the answer is track-and-trace technology with direct part marking. Read more

How do I Ensure High-Quality Laser Marks?

Ask an Engineer on how to ensure high-quality marks
by Joshua Christley
No matter what marking technology you use or what material you’re engraving, from metal or aluminum to wood or plastic, high-quality marks are key to improving traceability, minimizing counterfeiting, complying with industry regulations and enhancing quality. Read more

How do I Choose the Right Laser Marking Technology?

best part marking technology for my application
by Joshua Christley
Laser marking technology is becoming more and more important in all realms of manufacturing. One of the most common questions we get at MECCO is “How do I choose the right marking technology for my application?” Here are three main considerations to help you in choosing the best laser technology. Read more

MoonArk Exhibit at Carnegie Museum

MoonArk Exhibit in Carnegie Museum
The MoonArk, a capsule created by Carnegie Mellon University’s Moon Arts Group, will be unveiled in an installation at Pittsburgh’s Carnegie Museum of Natural History on September 28, 2017. Read more

Improve Mark Accuracy with 3 Position Rotary Workstation (Video)

3 Position Rotary Workstation
MECCO's SMARTmark Fiber Laser Marking System can be integrated into various customized enclosure options like this 3-Position Rotary Workstation. Featuring Rockwell Automation controls and our Encompass Program referenced laser marker. Read more

MECCO Joins Project to Send Ark to the Moon

An exploded view of the Earth Chamber, one of four chambers that make up the MoonArk. MECCO will laser mark components of the MoonArk as part of a collaboration with The Moon Arts Group. Image rendered by Zach Schwemler; provided by The Moon Arts Group
MECCO, a leader in the marking and traceability industry, has announced that they have joined Carnegie Mellon University’s Moon Arts Group in a collaborative effort to place a six-ounce capsule known as the MoonArk on the Moon. Read more

Top 5 Benefits of MECCO Laser Marking Software

Laser Software
Our customers love the easy-to-use laser marking software that comes with a MECCO laser. Here are the top 5 benefits that you may not know about: Read more

Top 5 Most Interesting Things MECCO Marked in 2015

Interesting Mark Samples
MECCO’s laser and dot peen equipment marks a wide variety of parts throughout all industries to solve a host of application challenges. But what are the five most interesting things we marked this past year? Read more

Video: Laser Mark Bearings

Making permanent marks of part numbers, lot codes and identifying information onto bearings can present unique challenges. To solve these needs, MECCO developed the Bearing Marking Station. Read more
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